In a variety of situations over our three decades of operation, the Universal Torah Registry has been able to help to establish the ownership of a Torah. The most obvious queries are from the police and prosecutors, but other situations arise.
One example can have an impact on future generations. For example, on more than one occasion, a family claimed that their late parents lent a Torah to a congregation while the congregation is convinced that the Torah was donated. The Universal Torah Registry has been able to retrieve original records that clearly indicated the parents’ intent.
The Universal Torah Registry does not certify ownership, merely registration. However, our independent records are often the best (or only) documentation available.